School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is extremely
proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff,
and students performing research on our Grafton, Massachusetts campus
and internationally with investigators from other universities,
teaching hospitals, and industry. Our projects are producing advances
that are improving the health of domestic and wild animals, people,
the environment, and the food we consume.
The research atmosphere at Cummings School is one
that uses our knowledge of the differences between species to make
discoveries that could benefit many species, including man –
the essence of Comparative Medicine. For we understand that in research,
there is little distinction between animals and human health –
it is all about health. At Cummings, we are creating new knowledge
through research and applying new concepts to benefit our patients.
of our scientists are making discoveries in the very basic mechanisms
of disease development and transmission. The tools they create are
often used by other researchers around the globe. Others are developing
new methods of preventing and treating diseases by testing their
hypotheses for efficacy and safety in animal models. Many of our
faculty members also carry out clinical research in our leading
teaching hospitals. Still others are taking new discoveries and
concepts to the field, making the environment healthier. The process
of research is serious work and the common goal of that work is
the tie that binds us – the improvement of health.